Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

11 Charts on Taxing the Wealthy and Corporations

Here’s everything you need to know about the urgency of fair tax reforms to pay for vital public investments and reverse extreme inequality.

Infrastructure Must Include the Care Economy

This crisis of care could be prevented if Congress were to take bold action to fund human infrastructure.

How Uncle Sam Can Encourage Corporations to Be More Patriotic

By using the power of the public purse, we can encourage federal contractors to be upstanding corporate citizens.

Vancouver Mining Corp Shrugs Off Violence Against Guatemala’s Indigenous People

Pan American Silver paves the way for ecologically and socially destructive mines, and lets communities deal with the fallout.

Masters of Reality

The mania of white truth.

Fossil Fueled-Crackdowns Are Part of the Assault on Democracy

As more communities rise up to resist the well-known danger of fossil fuel extraction, the industry has been radicalizing against democracy.

Historic Relief for American Families Is on Its Way to Your Bank Account

If you’re a parent, odds are you’ll be getting a direct deposit very soon.

What Happens Economically When Wealth Tilts to the Top?

Most of us see immoral ugliness wherever wealth concentrates. Much more lurks that we need to see.

War Criminal Found Dead at 88

The human and economic costs of Donald Rumsfeld’s wars are staggering.

Excessive Corporate Power is a Root Cause of Migration

Under U.S. trade agreements, corporations are suing developing country governments for sums that far outstrip the value of humanitarian aid.